Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Little is currently known about a fatal auto accident that took place between a car and a pedestrian within Osceola County on Sunday, February 16th. The information currently available to the public suggests that it was sometime during the late afternoon that an individual on foot was attempting to cross the street close to the intersection of U.S. 192 and Old Vineland Road. It is not clear if the pedestrian was at the intersection when they began crossing the street or if they instead chose to try and cross where there was no intersection and, therefore, no crosswalk.
A violent house fire that took place in Orange County nearly caused the death of a pregnant woman on the morning of Monday, February 17th. The fire, which was first reported sometime around 8:30 in the morning, began at an unknown time, but when it was noticed by residents of the home, it was too late to quickly extinguish the flames. It is not clear who alerted the Orange County Fire Department about the fire, but as soon as they received the call, numerous units were on their way to the burning home, located along Valley Drive.
Police in Kissimmee are working on an investigation into a crash that took place between a train and a car on the morning of Monday, February 17th. According to reports from this law enforcement agency, the incident took place sometime before 9:00 in the morning, after a car stopped while straddling the train tracks used by both the SunRail transit service and trains hauling freight.
On Sunday, February 16th, a 57-year-old woman was walking with her husband along the side of Colonial Drive when the couple decided to try and cross the street. At the time of this writing, statements from both the Oakland Police Department and the Winter Garden Police Department provide us with the bulk of the information that we have around the fatal hit-and-run accident, which happened at an unspecified time on Sunday.
Little is currently known about an incident that took place within the city of Cocoa early in February that resulted in the severe injury of a motorcyclist. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol contain the most detailed information currently on hand regarding the incident.
Due to an inspiring act of selflessness, a motorist passing through Miami-Dade County on Wednesday, February 13th, was saved from their vehicle after being involved in a car accident that quickly turned into a car fire. Reports from WPLG indicated that the incident happened sometime during the afternoon, while cars and trucks were traveling along Interstate 95, south of the Dolphin Expressway. One of these vehicles, a pickup truck, was headed down an unknown lane of the road when it was involved in a collision with an SUV.
While the reports around bike accidents and fatalities continue to roll in, creating much concern in their repeated reminder that biking in Florida remains a highly dangerous occupation, Flagler County comes to us today to remind us that not everywhere is the prognosis dire. According to reports from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the county remains the only one within Central Florida to go without a single bike fatality since 2017.
News writers throughout Central Florida enjoyed themselves on Thursday, February 13th, as a result of an incident that took place along the northern lanes of Interstate 75, close to Lake Panasoffkee and Wildwood, that involved a truck full of cows. Puns abounded in the headlines even as the content of the news story itself was a little less delightful, involving, as it did, a car accident with an unknown number of injuries. The reports from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the incident happened sometime during the day, although a precise time was not given.
Emergency officials working within the town of Bartow in Polk County responded to calls placed close to noon on Thursday, February 13th, as a result of a small plane crashing into an area where many houses are present. Reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the incident involved a small aircraft that was en route to a nearby airport or had just taken off from a nearby airport. It is not entirely clear whether or not the plane was being used to instruct students or if it was a private aircraft being used simply for leisure.
On Thursday, a private company known as Rocket Crafters was in the process of testing one of their rocket engines when something went wrong at the launch site. According to reports from the company spokesperson, Rocket Crafters was in the process of working on an engine meant to assist in the launching of people into outer space when the mishap occurred. What exactly went wrong is not clear, but from the reports, it is apparent that it was sometime during the day and the event took place at a private property located along Cidco Road within the city of Cocoa.